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I am a Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Statistics, Rutgers University.  My research interests include experimental design, causal inference, statistical modeling of physical and engineering systems and quality engineering. I obtained my Ph.D. in industrial engineering with specialization in engineering statistics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007 under the supervision of Prof C. F. Jeff Wu and received the Sigma-Xi best doctoral thesis award for my dissertation.


I joined Harvard University in 2008 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2012. In the same year, I received the David Pickard award from Harvard University for excellence in teaching and mentoring. I have served as the research advisor of seven doctoral students till date.

Part of my research has been funded by the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) and Division of the Social and Economic Sciences (SES) of the National Science Foundation. Currently I serve on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of the American Statistical Association and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series B). In the past, I have served on the editorial boards of Technometrics, Journal of Quality Technology and STAT.



2003 - 2007

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering

Experimental Design: foundations, philosophies, methodologies, and applications to physical, social, biomedical and engineering sciences

Causal Inference

Statistical modeling of complex physical and engineering systems

Quality Engineering and Statistical Process Control

1991 - 1993 

Indian Statistical Institute

Master of Technology in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research

1989 - 1991

Indian Statistical Institute

Master of Statistics in Applied Statistics and Data Analysis

1986 - 1989

University of Calcutta

Bachelor of Science with Honors (Major) in Statistics

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